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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
michelle obama. nelson mandela became a living symbol of freedom. the strength of the human spirit. and moments ago president obama spoke about mandela. >> he drew for words spoken at president abraham lincoln's death bed >> he achieved more that be can be expected of any man, today, he's gone home, we've lost one of the most influential he and pro foundly good human beings any of us will share time with on earth. >> he no longer belongs to us. but to the ages. >> president obama plans to travel to south africa to attend the memorial service. the bay area is mourning the loss of bay area have given me and my delegation hope to continue farther >> thousands cheered when he spoke in 1990. mandela visited shortly after being released from prison. congressman barbara lee shared these thoughts with thus summer. >> president mandela is a person who really demonstrates that sacrifice is sometimes what it takes to be able to continue with the fight of freedom and justice. >> many point to the bay area as being a world wide leader in the antiapartheid movement. years of protests forced loca
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
obama and mandela together, happening the one time that manned -- that obama got to meet his hero as a young freshman senator, newly elected senator, and mandela was visiting washington. he had that meeting, that single photo, obama in silhouette. he wassident, back when senator obama, wrote a forward to a book by nelson mandela, and the words here give you a sense. by the way, the pictures right now, that is the president in the cell where nelson mandela spent 17 years in prison and in south africa, 17 of the 27 years that nelson mandela spent in prison. trip, the president visited south africa earlier this year. he had hoped to get a chance to have one last meeting with mandela. forela was no condition such a meeting. the president visited that cell, went out into the quarries where nelson mandela and the other prisoners were forced to do hard labor. it was clearly a very emotional visit for the president. ,s you see, he brought michelle he talked about mandela's influence on his life. in this forward that senator obama wrote the book by mandela, he said, "too many of us, he was more
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am PST
greeting all of the other dignitaries, ban ki-moon. obama has said that nelson mandela was one of his heroes. i think it is fair to say that president obama is a hero to many of the south africans. they see in him something like some of what nelson mandela was like. a nation as large and powerful as the united states is. they see that in president obama. >> president obama is shaking many of these world leaders and dignitaries and shaking the hand of raul castro and others. >> on sunday, when we were at the kennedy center, i saw some who wrote the biography, mandela's way. and you can watch streaming video of mandela's memorial service on cbs news.com. that's the cbs news for this tuesday, i'm ann marie green. have a great day. arrived and president zuma, president of the country, was booed. that's a very interesting dynamic. >> this is a famous gospel song, and i'm frank mallicoat time is 4-- here >>> good morning everyone, it's tuesday, december 10th. i'm michelle griego. >> hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30 on your tuesday and lout the door and -- out with door with a l
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
, president obama spoke about mandela minutes after his death was announced, here is what he said. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us to be the example he set, to make decisions guarded not by haste, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make. strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. >> . >> right now let's pause and give thanks the r the fact that nelson mandela lived, a pan who took history, in his hands. bent the arc of the moral universes towards justice, may god bless his memory, and keep him at peace. >> the president of the united states, again, live pictures in outside nelson mandela's home tonight, and here in new york, a live picture of the apollo theater, the same the venue in harlem, tonight the marque honors nelson mandela. here is a picture of the marque, we are getting ready for a live shot. we have consider spot don'ts automobile across the united states and the world. we also have guests hire in the studio, right now my colleague is here, talk a little bit about the incredible signifi
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 1:40am PST
there today to celebrate nelson mandela. shortly we will be hearing from president obama as we see the mandela family right there. that is nelson mandela's grandson who is now seen as the read of the family, seeing tribal responsibilities. the family gathered outside of noond's home in johannesburg. and they are coming together to celebrate nelson mandela today. this memorial service will go on for several hours here in south africa, and then his body will be taken to pretoria where he will lie in state for three days before the funeral on sunday in his homeland. let's go back. >> a dignified and fitting memorial service in honor of our father, nelson mandela. >> winnie mandela there, former wife of nelson mandela. and his current wife, his second wife there, as well. third wife, excuse me. >> we applaud you and thank you for that. on behalf of the president, i welcome all of you who have travelled from all corners of the world and extend warm words of wisdom from friends all over the world, and let us give nelson mandela's friends as well as the friends of south africa, from all over
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
president, nelson mandela. president obama is set to make a statement in a few minutes about the death of mandela that happened this afternoon, not unexpected. he had been sick for a lengthy period of time. we know family and friends gathered at his bedside earlier today anticipating he might pass and he has the word confirmed by current south african president jacob zuma. >> the president and his family were in africa in june. nelson mandela was too ill to receive them. they were able to visit the jail cell where he spent so many years and made his cause for the nation and the world. nelson mandel, dead at the age of 95. crowds are gathering outside his home in johannesburg. we have been showing you these live pictures here with the south african flag. 1990 he came out of prison. made discrimination against white minorities against the law there. won the nobel peace prize and truly was known as the father of democracy in modern south africa. again, president obama is set to make remarks from the white house at 5:20. we will bring it to you as soon as it happens. our coverage continues
Bloomberg
Dec 7, 2013 9:30am EST
working through the weekend in the hopes of getting a deal. president obama reflects on nelson mandela. julianna goldman and heidi przybla join us. will they get a budget deal by the end of next week? >> both sides are optimistic. you have to look at where they started out. they started out with a very narrow amount of options. what we are talking about is that that list has narrowed more. it is not necessarily getting easier with those smaller items. specifically the democrats are , raising concerns about what will happen to federal employees. >> if they do get a deal, it would be a pretty small deal. the politics are important as opposed to the fiscal or economic impact. >> it will be a very small deal. >> the range we were told they started out with was $50 billion-$100 billion. we are being told that that might be whittled down so much that they might not get anything more than a patch deal for about one year. that is very small. that leaves a lot to be dealt with. >> what is the white house doing? why does the white house care? >> it avoids another shutdown. while the republicans
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 3:10am PST
mandela. >> as we listen to the music also, the list of speakers to follow include president obama, then followed by the president of brazil, the vice president of china, the president of india and president raul castro of cuba and the keynotes which will be delivered by the president of south africa and as we watch this genuine musical appreciation. as we watch this musical event of what nelson mandela meant to south africa. >>> talk about the list of speakers. they were talking about chance encounters between president barack obama and cuban leader, castro and president karzai of afghanistan. how would they handle that? it is a very dicey situation. are you going to be seated next to each other. will there be a time for the two of them to interact? what would be the interaction? we're looking for that. >> as we await president obama's remarks here on this special report on cbs news, we should point out that the president's adviser said, this is a very personal moment for president obama, because nelson mandela was a personally roe, even though they met just once in 2005. they talked on
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
at nelson mandela's political legacy, specifically his impact on president obama, whom he met back in 2005, when obama was then a junior senator, freshman senator from the state of illinois. rick stengel joins me from new york, former managing editor of "time" magazine, also collaborated on the important book "long walk to freedom" the autobiography of nelson mandela, lbs the author of "mandela's way: lessons on life, love and courage." rick, thanks very much for joining us. talk about this relationship between president mandela and president obama. >> you know, wolf, i thought the president was very eloquent yesterday, talking about what president mandela meant to him. in many ways i think mandela was partly responsible for barack obama's own political awakening. one of the great legacies of mandela particularly in america is that it was an awakening for so many people that people were looking at south africa, this land that with terrible prejudice, terrible authoritarian government and we were looking at it as almost a proxy for what had happened in america during the civil rights m
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
right wing fight against obama care to nelson mandela's struggle against apartheid, i mean, what's your reaction? >> well, i just think it's absolutely shameful. i do think you're right in calling it a freakout because they seem to be all over the map. and actually if i was going to make a comparison, i would make the opposite comparison. because i think the struggle for justice which nelson mandela led for so many years is similar and equal to the struggle for health care as a right for people in the richest country in the world. and so the idea that they would make that comparison in the opposite wait is just tragic. and i really think when the history books are written in this time period, i think republicans of the future are going to be quite embarrassed and shamed by the way the anti-health care campaign is shaping up. >> now, governor, you were a democratic elected governor. how would you assess this week's signups, increased substantially. there seems to be a lot of interesting with a lot of people going to the sites. how would you assess this now that we're at the end of the we
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 2:35am EST
, dancing and waving flags in the streets of south africa. president obama mandela no locker belongs to us but the ages. his body has been removed but mourners are gathering outside to honor his memory. >> condolences are pouring in from people touched by the man who influenced nations. >> abc's karen travers has more about this icon's life and death. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. nelson mandela's health had been declining for some time but still south africans held on to hope. they and so many around the world are remembering his courage and strength. how he healed the nation and changed history. >> outside of the home where nelson mandela died, they sang in memory and in mourning. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long-dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this ear
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
student named barack obama was inspired by mandela to give his first political speech. the man in the white house then said no to sanctions. against south africa, insisting they wouldn't work. congress defied ronald reagan and imposed them any way. reagan took his own stand against apartheid by appointing the first black man as ambassador to africa. four years later, mandela was free. his first visit to america. warmly welcomed at the white house. >> mr. mandela, a man who embodies the hopes of millions. >> reporter: it was bill clinton with whom he would develop the closest bond. mandela, now president of south africa, visited the white house during the darkest days of the clinton presidency. he gave his friend a boost. >> our morality does not allow us to desert our friends. >> reporter: this friendship clinton treasures to this day. >> we just hit it off. i just adored him.ueriend. >> reporter: mandela, as an ex-president, met with george w. bush in 2005. but there was no love lost there. mandela was one of bush's harshest critics when it came to iraq. when we talked to bush about
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
now president obama of course met with nelson mandela. in 2006, as a senator. barack obama went to south africa, he visited rock bib island, and then just last summer, he was in south africa unable to meet face to face with nelson mandela, because of the leaders ailing health. he did meet with his family, he came away very move bid the experience. another thing that president obama comes back to over and over again, if you look at the literature, what he has written and said about his relationship and now he looks up to him, the way he behaves when he was removed to prison, instead of retribution and revenge against those that held him captive, he embraced them. you know i am really struck by number of things -- especially african-americans and nelson mandela. and you can sort of feel it in the words of the president of the united states. s there a sense about the relationship that president obama has said with this man? >> well, i think in the brief time -- and they have only met once. but obviously the resonance between these two men, to the old her statesman, this man who gave u
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
a rainy soccer stadium in south africa to remember nelson mandela. president obama described the former antiapartheid leader as the last great liberator of the 20 the century and thinks of how to apply his less sons to himself as a man and as president. >> breaking overnight, stormy weather in washington, dc, has forced the ntsb to postpone the hearing on the asiana flight 214 at sfo. this the second time the hearing has been postponed. in october it was delayed by the government's financial shut down. now it is a weather shut down. >> thousands in california could fine themselves with no health insurance because of a backlog at the exchange. the governor of california has until december 23rd to process 25,000 applications. a spokesman says that even with the extra staff, they may not get them done in time. >> just tip bobby better is is - justin bieber is in the philippines to help victims of the typhoon haiyan and urges fans to donate money with a goal of raising $1 million for relief efforts. a contest gifts donor as chance to hang out while he works on the next am bull. storm
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
presidential medal of freedom. barack obama met nelson mandela in 2005, when barack obama was a senator. after one term as president nelson mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a number of causes. >> when south africa hosted the world cup tournament in 2010, he made his last public appearance. the crowd honoured him to thunderous ovation. >> his third wife, graca machel, former first lady of mozambique, was at his side during prostate cancer and lingering lung infections. >> never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. the sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. let freedom rain. god bless africa. >> nelson mandela, an enduring father of the new south africa dead at 95. >> nelson mandela's life work extended behind the native south africa. we sat with civil rights leader the reverend jessie jackson, and he drew parallels with his movement and the struggle in the u.s. >> there was a sameness
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
impact. president obama called mandela one of the most influential, a courageous and profoundly good men that ever lived. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, it gave me a sense of whatans ca they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. >> to honor the memory of nelson mandela, president obama has ordered flags to be flown at half staff at the white house and all publi buildings. >> tonight, the tributes in his honor. but let's begin with more on the growing crowds outside mandela's home in johannesburg. >>> nelson mandela's suburban mansion in johannesburg. the crowds have been building the last few hours, singing songs of the anti-apartheid struggle, singing the south african national anthem. late in the evening, the south african president went on national television and broke the news. and in doing so, broke the hearts of millions of south africans. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >> nelson mandela went into hospital six months ago, first seriously ill, then critically ill, then he was retur
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
public service by nelson mandela. mandela's impact on obama never waned. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> let me bring in washington bureau chief of the chicago sun times lynn swede. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> you heard the president yesterday. he was highlighting how much nelson mandela meant to him when he was a young person thinking about what he was going to do with his life. it really did start early for him, this influence, didn't it? >> it did. obama has talked many times about his first political acts, chris, were protests as anti-apartheid movement that was such a big movement in the united states. and, you know, a young obama having a political awakening found his activism in the movement sparked by the people in the united states and around the world who were using boycotts and such to fight south africa. >> and they met, as we said, and there's just that one picture i think it was snapped by his d
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
black president, obama made mention of his own legacy and how mandela influenced it. >> we know like south africa, the united states had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation. as was true here, it took sacrifice, sacrifice of thousands of people known and unknown to see the dawn of a new day. michelle and i are beneficiaries of that struggle over 30 years ago while still a student, i learned of nelson mandela and the struggles taking place in this beautiful land, and it stirred something in me. it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself, and it set me on an improbable journey to find me here today. and while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. he speaks to what's best inside us. >> for the next three days, nelson mandela's body will lie in state in the capital city of pretoria. on sunday his body will be buried in the village in which he was born 95 years ago today -- or 95 years ago. joining me richard wolfe, founder and president for social inclusion mia wiley and author and radio host of studio 360 curt anderso
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
awaiting president obama. he is set to give a statement on the death of nelson mandela from the white house. what impacts has nelson mandela had on u.s. president politics? >> two things. first of all, i did want to make a point, which in south africa, there is actually going to be a lot of impact here. he a.n.c. has elections coming up, and they have had a hard time of it. the economy has had a difficult time. the a.n.c. has never gotten since 2% of the vote mandela was in charge of the country. they were set to under perform, and now they are not. now the vote turn out will be great, and it will be very solidly pro a.n.c. the legacy of mandela is really going to matter there. for the united states, in recent years mandela has had the kind of impact that martin luther king had. -- unifying union figure that gets beyond race. some of the best moments that you see in american statesmanship reflects the kind of rhetoric and ideals that mandela actually lived by. but when you look at congress today, when you look at what happened to obama in the knife years since he was initially elected
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
to attend the memorial for nelson mandela with a moving tribute president obama paid to the leader. >> the federal hearing into asiana flight 214 crash at sfo scheduled to get underway right now is postponed. we will tell you why. >> good morning at 6:00. we start the morning with bart news. >> service between san francisco and dublin is moving normally now at this hour after passengers faced early morning delays. amy hollyfield has more on what is happening from the east bay. amy? >> kristen, more bart problems. what happened was there was a power outage at the daly city station and no train could get from the city to dublin and this station here in san leandro became a key player in this problem. they were bringing passengers here and they were taking them to dublin. so, it cause some delays and it was a round about way to get from one point to another and now the power is back on and life is returning to normal on bart but it will take time to get back to normal so expect residual delays. you have a bigger problem if you are just about to leave the house. >> there are residual p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. in 2002 george w. bush presented him with the medal of freedom. president obama met mandela once in 2005, when obama was a senator. after one term as president mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a variety of causes. when south africa hosted soccer's world cup tournament in july 2010 he made his last major public appearance at the final game. the crowd honoured him with a thunderous ovation. his third wife, grassa michelle, the former first lady of mozambique was at his side during his battles with prostate cancer and lung infections that hospitalized him in the end. >> never, and never again, that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another, and suffer the indignity of being the scum of the world. the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. god bless africa. thank you. nelson mandela dead at 95. >> let's get to the white house, mike viqueira is the white house correspondent and he has reaction from president obama to the death of nelson mandela. mike? >> about 50 minutes ago presid
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
president toured mandela's cell on robin island after he took office. and mrs. obama, michelle obama, along with her daughters, sasha and malia, they visited mandela, reading a book with him. and also talking with him. obviously, mandela, south africa's first black president, a huge inspiration to the u.s.'s first black president and his family. >> tahman bradley, live in washington for us this morning. >>> you heard tahman reference that memorial service that will be held in a football stadium. it's part of a logistical nightmare south african officials are facing. >> it's likely that most of the living u.s. presidents will travel to south africa. dozens of other dignitaries will attend. the event is being likened to organizing a world cup, plus a coronation and inauguration at the same time. >> bill clinton was in power when nellman mandela took power. we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion. >> reporter: mandela's two youngest daughters were in london at the time of his death, attending a premiere about the film of his life. >> they left immediately. but the
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
point, president obama said nelson mandela makes me want to be a better man. you mentioned raul castro, of course, with nearly 100 world leaders gathered at this event, there were bound to be surprises. raul castro was on the diaz and speaking, as well as president obama. it would have been sort the of impolite. it would have been kind of a slap, really, if the president had gone up on stage and not greeted the cuban leader. that's par for the course at these types of events. as you also know, carol, he embraced president russov of brazil, a country that has been steamed at the united states because of those surveillance issues. he is headed away from the stadium and headed back to a rendezvous point before heading back to the united states. carol? >> going back to that handshake, maybe scottie can put it back up on the screen, the handshake between president obama and raul castro. quote, we have to reject the policies we put into place in 1961. in other words, it's time to end the nation's cold war standoff with cuba. i know what you said about this handshake, jim, but this sur
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awakened me to the wider world and the obligation that we all have to stand up for what is right. through his choices, mandela made it clear that we did not have to accept the world as it is, take we could do our part to seek the world as it should be. when president obama visited south africa this summer, mandela was so ill, the two were unable to meet. still mandela's inspiration played large during the president's tri
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
president nelson mandela begins today. president obama and three of his predecessors will be among the tens of thousands in johannesburg. nbc's ron allen is live outside of the former leader's home in soweto. ron, good morning. what is the latest you are seeing? >> reporter: richard, the celebration continues of the life of nelson mandela. there is grieving and mourning but the mood in this country has been upbeat and celebratory since the passing of mandela. yesterday a day of reflection. today perhaps a day of preparation for the huge memorial service set to take place tomorrow, tuesday, at the huge soccer football stadium here that seats 80,000 people. there will be hundreds of thousands of people perhaps millions lining the route trying to get a glimpse at this huge event. 50 or 75 or more leaders will be here. president obama, clinton, carter and bush, as well. all of this culminates sunday with the funeral. >> ron allen will be reporting for us throughout the process this week. >>> you heard it here, a washington budget deal might be imminent. "the washington post" reports that f
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
tonight on the passing of nelson mandela. president obama will deliver a statement on the passing of the former south african president coming up here in about 4 1/2 minutes as soon as the president comes out. we will bring you his remarks live. president obama to speak from the white house in just a few moments. let's bring in nbc's andrea mitchell. such a full life led by nelson mandela. if you could speak about the escalating international pressure to release him back in 1990, what was that like? this must have been a real global effort. >> it was indeed. it began before that. during the reagan years, initially president reagan is very much against apartheid and he was led to the position finally of opposing apartheid by george schultz. a rising star and a strong presence on foreign policy than a senator from indiana. there was a global push for this from faith leaders and from anti-segregationists here in this country. we heard just now the secretary general of the united nations that no one has done more. no one in our era and generation has done more to fight discrimination tha
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
white house flag at half-staff right now, as well. last night, president obama likened mandela to abraham lincoln when he said mandela belongs to the ages now. giving us a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes, not their fears. >> that conviction, too, george, apparent throughout his singular life. evident in his final communication. a final tweet, in fact, from nelson mandela's account. and it does resonate. a real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that the end of the debate we should emerge stronger. >> he said his 27 years in prison made him stronger and more mature. and we have much more coming up on nelson mandela, as well. >>> we're also tracking the huge ice storm this morning. more on that in a minute. >>> let's get to south africa. you see the black car carrying mandela's coffin right there. it's going from johannesburg to pretoria. it's draped with the south african flag. abc's alex marquardt is in johannesburg right now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. south africa is a country d
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 12:35am EST
success. >> the audacity of mandela's rise also inspired a young politician from illinois. barack obama met nelson mandela when he was just a junior senator in 5. and years later had the chance to tell her. >> you cannot imagine how important your legacy is to who i am, to who my husband is. i just said thank you. thank you. thank you. >> there was little wonder why watching a 71-year-old man dance could please so many. it was the walk that preceded it. when i met mr. mandela there was time for one question. what is the one thing in life you know for sure? nelson mandela chose and america loved him for it. >> this was at 4:00 in the morning. >> right. >> thanks very much. appreciate it. we'll be right back. keep our c. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. and this park is the inside of your
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
of president obama. mandela visited the bay area in june of 1990 with a speech in front of 58,000 people who came to see him at oakland coliseum. he was justry leased from prison. the state senator was on stage with mandela. show was mayor of with berkeley one of the only cities in the world that sanctioned south africa. >> that was a moment of shear joy for the entire community and the coliseum was full, every seat, standing room only, celebrating this extraordinary human spirit. >> in 1985, 10,000 students at uc berkeley boycotted classes. the follow year california was the largest government in the united states to withdraw all investments related to south africa. >> people sharing their memories of nelson mandela own facebook page. look your -- you can leave your thoughts. "good morning america" has a special tribute in 25 minutes for nelson mandela a our news. >> three richmond teens are accused rain -- raping two girls after getting them so drunk they passed out at a park in richmond. police say the suspects, one 15, the other two are 17, they supplied the alcohol and the go
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> first lady michelle obama expressing the thoughts of so many when it comes to nelson mandela. >> many well-known others, of course, taking to social media to have their say about him. abc's jim avila reports. >> reporter: nelson mandela made history in grainy black and white. but his death was fully covered by modern social media, approaching 4 million tweets in the first two hours after his death was announced. former president bill clinton posting this picture. a handshake and the words, i will never forget my friend, madiba. and on facebook, george w. bush, president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace. and our world is better off because of his example. it's the type of worldwide experience that draws young and old, black and white, to share feelings. south african native actress charlize theron. my thoughts and love go out to the mandela family. rest in peace, madiba. you will be missed. but your impact on this world will live forever. director spike lee posted this picture with a simple message. and
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
nelson mandela. i think that when president obama spoke he spoke to them as a son of africa. at least he got one of the biggest responses because the rain was making it very difficult for most of the speakers to be heard, so people were dancing and cheering and just not really paying a whole lot of attention. but when he spoke, they began to listen and began to cheer. i can only attribute that to the feeling that most africans have, that he is a son of africa. >> and, mayor, you've met nelson mandela on a couple of occasions. president obama also said that we will never see the likes of nelson mandela again. is he right? >> i think so in a physical sense, but perhaps in this sense of not only spirituality but in the sense of presence and the times in which he led. like gandhi, like king, like lincoln, nelson mandela lived through trials and tribulations and suffered mightily for what his views were yet emerged to be recognized not only as a great leader of south africa, but we see from the tribute, 90 world leaders, four u.s. presidents. the tribute to him is memorable. i cannot remember
Bloomberg
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
me turn to the great african leader that died, nelson mandela. he meant a lot to barack obama, didn't he? >> they met just once and had limited communication. both of them are so tied and bound by history. both of them broke the race barrier. they are both nobel laureates. obama's political activism, his sense of service, it was really born from mandela. he got his start working in the anti-apartheid divestiture campaign when he was at occidental and was the first big speech he gave. president barack obama is directly tied to president nelson mandela. >> you said they only met once, when? >> it was in 2005. barack obama was a freshman senator. he was driving and he got a call that said, nelson mandela is at the hotel. do you want to meet him? they got to the four seasons and the guy thought, maybe i should grab the camera. they are going up the elevator to the suite and he notices that the battery light is blinking. so, they walk in and mandela is reclining underneath the window with his legs propped up and obama went up to shake his hand and david got a couple of pictures and
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
presidential medal of freedom and president obama met with mandela once back when he was a senator in 2005. so right now as we await for the president to speak about the passing of nelson mandela. >> i know it will be some heartfelt remarks from the president because when you think about it, it's this nation's first african american president offering sentiments about south africa's first black president, clearly tied together by their roles in history and connected a number of times in person, the obama family connecting with mandela's family in south africa. again you're looking right now outside of nelson mandela's home in johannesburg where people have gathered to remember, to reflect upon the life of the man they call madeva. he is the father of modern south africa, dead at 95. >> interestingly right now a lot of south africans are asleep because it is past midnight in south africa. so they're going to wake up to this news. those who have heard, many of them, probably heard on social media. we saw some reports on twitter and facebook earlier and i want to bring in russ ptacek now
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
is in the newsroom and in his speech president obama urged the world to continue mandela's legacy. >> reporter: yes he did. it's been a very heartfelt but joyous celebration so far. and when president obama spoke, he called nelson mandela the last great liberator of the 20s century. now -- 20th century. the crowd of 90,000 showed up in johannesburg to bid farewell to the former president. the weather played no role in the atmosphere of the today's ceremony. the group was singing and dancing so songs from the struggle. the crowd included 91 heads of state including president obama and three former u.s. presidents. mr. obama delivered his eulogy emphasizing that mandela's jury know continues as -- journey continues as does the struggle for equality. >> for around the world today, we still see children suffering from hunger and disease. we still see rundown schools. we still see young people without prospects for the future. around the world today, men and women are still in prison for their political beliefs. and are still persecuted for what they lock like and how they worship and
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
mandela's leadership. of course they never met. when obama was president and mandela was president, they didn't meet while he was president but obama has met him back in 2005. we'll keep listening to ban ki-moon who's talked about the rainbow nation, justice and got massive applause, the respect these leaders are paying to the people of south africa. >> i hope it continues in tolerance and for prosperity and peace. nelson mandela showed us a way with a heart larger than this stadium and an infectious smile that couwas as powerful as ligh. nelson mandela is at rest. let us now be guided and inspired by the spirit he gave all of us, the flame of human rights, the beaker of hope. nelson mandela fought throughout his life for each and every one of us. it is the duty of all of us who loved him to keep his memory alive in our hearts and to embody his -- in our eyes. may he rest in peace. thank you. thank you very much. >> we just heard from the u.n. secretary general, ban ki-moon. he hit several important themes for the south african people. and some of them were, of course, the rainbow nation
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
. president obama eulogized president mandela. >> the day he was released from prison shows me what can be done when presidents are guided by their faith and not by their fears. >> yet president obama has struggled since he made history. he still aspires to achieve political consensus on some of the country's most pressing challenges. mandela also faced obstacles. while obama only met the south african leader once, president obama clearly understands the meaning of mandela. i was in college when mandela was freed from prison. in 1990 i traveled to oakland to see him during his visit to the u.s. on a victory tour, of sorts. he thank ed the tens of thousans gathered in the oakland sun for his support and toppling the right racist regime. his pure joy talking to the crowd is what i will always remember. i welcome this moment to pay tribute to nelson mandela as a figure who can inspire human beings to be better people. he exuded patience, principal as well as grace as a person. even after so much had been taken from him, he kept his heart open and changed the world. up next here, more on mande
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
. during his eulogy. president obama called mandela a giant of justice. comparing him to gandhi, lincoln and dr. king. >> he changed laws. but he also changed hearts. >> reporter: the president added mandela's work is not done. >> around the world today, men and women are still in prison for their political beliefs and are still persecuted for what they look like, and how they worship and who they love. that is happening today. >> reporter: before talking about mandela's legacy of reconciliation, he shook hands with cuban leader raul castro. south african oscar winner charlize theron and proctor bono -- rock star bono were among the ones in the crowd. they came to honor and remember and celebrate a man who united a nation and inspired generations, alphonso van marsh, johannesburg south africa. >> tributes are also planned here in the united states including one this week in washington, d.c.. there the oakland based pacific boy choir academy will make the ceremony. the one trip in 2009 was to mandela's home. >> being in his house, seeing where he stood with like where he got all his great
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
nelson mandela to south africa and the world that president obama took to the briefing room to talk about his reminiscenses and everything that nelson mandela meant to him. some time in the evening, you are right. the president placed a phone call to jacob zuma. he expressed condolences from himself and michelle obama. he called nelson mandela a man of kindness and humility, influencing his own life, and the president only met nelson mandela one time as a senator. he had visited south africa twice, once as a senator and once this past june with his family, unable to meet the ailing nelson mandela at this point. the president took to the briefing room, talked about the inspiration that nelson mandela was for him, talked about the anecdote. nelson mandela and a struggle against apartheid, inspired president obama as a student in the late '70s, and early '80s, to become involved in politics for the first time. let's listen to what obama had to say. >> we will not see the likes of nelson mandela again. it falls to us as best we can for the example that we set, to make decisions guided n
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
only met once. president obama was a new united states senator in 2005. nelson mandela, world statesman, retired from public life, but still the proud father of a new south africa. that meeting in washington was mr. obama's only opportunity to tell mandela in person how he inspired his own political activism. >> my very first political action, the first thing that i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> during mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the presiden
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am PST
the service and from president obama's remarks honoring mandela's life and his legacy. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. the goal is to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. but the dilemma is over how best to reach that goal. the secretary of state john kerry's up on capitol hill right now. he's trying to convince lawmakers that an interim six-month deal with iran is certainly the way to go. but some lawmakers are pushing to increase the sanctions against iran to keep the pressure on. our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto is here with me with the latest details. it's a tough sell especially before this house foreign affairs committee. >> tough because it's bipartisan opposition. you've got both on the senate side and the house side, democrats and republicans who don't trust the deal, in effect, want to add sanctions plus the disagreement is so fundamental. the members of the house don't want iran to have any enrichment program whatsoever. that's something the president says he's not comfortable with. it's not banned in the interim de
PBS
Dec 10, 2013 2:30pm PST
? >> i think president obama made a very, very moving oration to thinkent mandela, and i it is because there's all this parallel in history, the parallel between the apartheid struggle and the civil rights struggle, the fact that both of them were the first presidents, and to the fact that president obama got elevated into politics through the example of nelson mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle. how concerned are you about the future of south africa now mandela has gone and, given the reaction we got -- we saw president zuma got in the stadium today. >> in a strange way, i think all of that says south africa's future is good. this is south africa where people can feel free without fear of recriminations and be let into a stadium where their political sentiments in an election season -- i believe it to use that occasion drive an election campaign agenda. something in me actually felt that the democracy that nelson really has given us is working in south africa. >> thank you very much for coming in. >> thanks very much to you. >> and optimistic south african ambassador there. let's
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
nation lovingly remembering the man. president obama said mandela's journey from prisoner to president, taught him the power of hope. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was born in south africa's black elite. but he led the movement against apartheid and was thrown in jail. tonight, south africans remember. >> our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embrace him as their own. >> reporter: when nelson mandela walked free after 27 years, he won the presidency, calling for racial reconciliation. and he made it work. no retribution. no trials. just forgiveness and an example to all. the world embraced nelson mandela. the u.s. congress gave him highest honors. tonight, the white house's flag is at half-staff. and this sign is up at the apollo theater. leaders in south africa are consulting with mandela's family regarding the funeral plans. but it is expected south africa will begin 10 to 12 days of official mourning. he lived his life thousands
KRON
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am PST
american citizens. president barack obama or flax lord have staff for mandela until sunset monday night. pickens county sheriff rick clark says, not in his department. >> as a show, a sign of respect for what nelson mandela's adult, i have no problem boring that in south africa is their country--but not for our country. it should be the people, in my opinion, will have sacrificed for our country. >> sheriff clark received a lot of criticism after first announcing that he would not lower the flag to half staff, but he says the most of the feedback he has received has been supportive. >> >> the winter storm across the country have caused problems for most people. in texas, the trouble is eyes, a huge sheets of it. also at dallas-fort worth is in deep freeze about 20,000 customers are without power. more than 26 of the flights were canceled. in the midwest, windshields are 40 below zero. in new york, a 20 car pileup injured 40 people sunday night. finally, in nevada, the search is on for two adults along with their children. from state to say, plaza are out in full force, trying to p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
because mandela was critically ill. in a statement president obama said . . . >> reporter: president obama and his family did visit the prison on robin island where mandela spent the majority of his incarceration. the first black president of the united states honoring the first black president of south africa, his certainal inspiration. >> your struggle, your commitment, and your discipline has released me to stand before you today. [ cheers ] >> reporter: nelson mandela a man beloved and admired throughout the world. >>> and south africa and the world still have a few more days to pay tribute to nelson mandela. beginning tomorrow and running through friday, mandela will lie in state. on saturday his remains will be flown to his childhood village. on sunday he will be laid to rest after funeral service. >>> secretary of state kerry testified about an agreement with iran. many are critical about the deal. they say it doesn't eliminate the threat that iran could one day build a nuclear weapon. libby casey what concerns do members of congress have? this >> dell, this is just a six-month inte
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